John Purdy, 2002-2003 Senate President, called the
Senate meeting to order at 4:04 pm. Senators
approved the minutes of November 19, 2002 and Standing Committee minutes.
University President Karen Morse reported that the President’s Council
approved a policy coming before the Senate for review, that meets Ethics Board
standards on privacy and information access.
Provost Bodman reported he is currently arranging
temporary offices and classrooms for faculty and students as a result of the
fire in Fairhaven College. Senators
recommend precautionary inspection of facilities throughout the campus.
Senators heard Jerry Boles present state policy on
email retention and learned that some email is retained for 18 months. Senators
recommended harmonizing paper retention schedules with email retention.
Frequently asked questions about the state ethics laws and related case
decisions can be viewed on the Ethics Board website.
Senators heard David Brunnemer, Office of Student
Life, report on disability resources for students in the exam-proctoring
program. Brunnemer recommended that
faculty who wish to challenge such accommodation call him immediately upon
receipt of paperwork. Brunnemer
offered to make student patterns of learning disabilities information available
Andrew Bodman presented Senators with a recap of
the process on the proposal for College Restructuring.
increased focus on teaching and scholarship, and further discussion of proposals
that provide alternative models for the lessening of barriers between colleges.
President John Purdy wished Senators Happy
Holidays, and thanked them for participation on the Senate this quarter.
The Senate meets again January 13th.
The meeting adjourned at 6:18 pm.